Can I work from home this week?


Can I work from home this week?

During the transition out of lockdown for the next 4 days from 12.01am Tuesday 27th April - 12.01am Saturday 1st May (the "interim restriction period") public sector employees can return to work, unless the employee is able to work from home or is at higher than usual risk. Any public sector employee who is required to be in the workplace is expected to attend.

If you are able to work from home and you wish to do so, or you have a health vulnerability that places you at greater risk, you should contact your employer to arrange interim work from home arrangements.

A special arrangement is in place for public sector employees who cannot work from home and also cannot attend their workplaces because of the restrictions in place. This will include employees whose workplaces remain closed under the restrictions and employees with medical advice that they are at higher than usual risk who are unable to work from home. Public sector employees who are unable to work from home and who cannot attend their workplaces because of restrictions in place are to be paid the amount they would otherwise have been entitled to be paid (including allowances and penalties).

Reference: Government Sector Labour Relations' Circular 5/2021 - Short term workforce arrangements for week of 26 April 2021